map making in snow / 極寒の地で地図を作った人

January 15, 2010


5 June 1957, Canada
David Thompson (1770-1857)
design: George Arthur Gundersen
engrave: Yves Baril

There is no sign of spring here in London yet.  The car is covered with frost and it takes extra time to get to work in the morning.

I watched a TV program on David Thompson recently, an English man who lived in Canada and dedicated his life to map making of North Canada.  He learnt a lot from his wife, a native American, and members of her family – how to survive in severe climate.  I like this stamp, as it pictures the atmosphere of cold Canada and this committed man.



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